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Psychologist (Behavioral and Mental Health Services)

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Children's at North Druid Hills 
Requisition #:  66626

 

JOB SUMMARY

This Psychologist role will be part of the Behavioral and Mental Health (BMH) team and focus on care delivery in the outpatient setting to increase access for children presenting with BMH needs while integrating with experts across Children’s and in the community.

The Children’s BMH outpatient referral clinics are built on a hub and spoke model concept and will include a physical stand-alone referral clinic (hub) and distributed clinics with experts embedded in existing medical practices and community primary care practices (spokes).

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia licensed psychologist
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • Four years of experience in direct assessment and care of pediatric patients in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting
  • Experience in conducting clinical supervision

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in providing family therapy/counseling
  • Experience in writing and research

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

NA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Clinical responsibilities for 47 weeks/year.
  • Clinical Outpatient: a minimum of 4 days per week (32 hours/8 clinic equivalents) and 1 day (8 hours/2 clinic equivalents) of indirect patient care and academic activities.
  • Clinical caseload includes patient care, case management for patients, conducting evaluations, oversight of clinical staff, and supervision of trainees with specific emphasis on caring for children with anxiety, depression, somatic symptoms, medical care adherence and conduct/behavior challenges.
  • Clinical caseload may also include care delivery through a co-management model which is a multidisciplinary approach integrated within a primary care practice.
  • Clinics to be held at the Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health clinic and related Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facilities. Clinics may also be held at community primary care practices as part of the BMH co-management care model.
  • Participation in a model of care centered around integrated, multidisciplinary services, with seamless collaborations with psychiatry, psychology, social work, medical specialties and other behavioral and mental health disciplines.
  • Participation in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Children’s Care Network Activities (e.g. quality forum, QI initiatives) that is required for practice to remain member in good standing.
  • Demonstrate a pattern of excellence and ongoing contributions in clinical care.
  • Education of pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, and students in psychology, medicine and other health-related professions during usual conduct of care. 

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Not Present
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1605 Chantilly Drive, Atlanta, GA  30324
Function:  Allied Health - Behavior Health


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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